Impressive Bayern grab Super Cup

Impressive Bayern grab Super Cup

Bayern Munich gained some revenge for the 2012 Champions League final defeat by Chelsea when they beat the Premier League club 5-4 on penalties after a thrilling UEFA Super Cup ended 2-2 at the end of extra-time on Friday.

Nine penalties in a row were scored before Chelsea substitute Romelu Lukaku had a tame effort saved by keeper Manuel Neuer to give the Champions League winners victory over the Europa League holders.

Earlier, Fernando Torres put the Londoners ahead with a sublime first-time finish from a cross by Andre Schuerrle in the eighth minute and Franck Ribery equalised with a 25-metre drive that eluded a diving Petr Cech in the 47th.

Chelsea had Brazil midfielder Ramires sent off in the 85th minute for a second bookable offence but Jose Mourinho's 10 men went back in front three minutes into extra-time.

Eden Hazard picked the ball up on the left flank and cut inside past two defenders to unleash a venemous right-foot strike that went straight through Neuer's hands.

Pep Guardiola's Bayern continued to dominate possession, much like they did under Jupp Heynckes in the Champions League final.